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EcoWatch

Feb 28 '12
Organizers called the Feb. 27 Occupy our Food Supply day of action a  resounding success. The day included more than 100 events across the  globe, united an unprecedented alliance of more than 60 Occupy groups  and 30 environmental, food and corporate accountability organizations,  and featured prominent voices including Indian environmentalist Vandana  Shiva, music legend Willie Nelson, actor Woody Harrelson, authors Raj  Patel, Anna Lappe, Gary Paul Nabhan, author Michael Ableman and Marion  Nestle, among others.
“At this point, we can barely keep up with all the events and blog  postings,” said Hillary Lehr, an organizer for Rainforest Action  Network, which helped facilitate the day of action. “From mommy bloggers  to Occupy groups, we are seeing an enormous spectrum of people respond  to Occupy our Food Supply’s call to resist corporate consolidation of  our food systems and create socially and environmentally just local  solutions. Plain and simple, it is clear that getting big food giants  like Cargill and Monsanto out of our food system is an idea whose time  has come.”
Across the globe, online and offline, thousands participated in the  events. Events included a 40 person seed exchange at the New York Stock  Exchange hosted by Occupy Wall Street; the building of a community  garden in Oakland hosted by Occupy the Food System Oakland; the  ‘stickering’ of genetically modified foods at more than 20 Safeway and  Whole Foods grocery stores across the country; more than 100 people in  Wayzata, Minn. convening a Cargill call-in day to CEO Greg Page; and an  ‘evict Monsanto’ protest is planned for Feb. 29 at the Monsanto offices  in Lockhart, Texas.
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Organizers called the Feb. 27 Occupy our Food Supply day of action a resounding success. The day included more than 100 events across the globe, united an unprecedented alliance of more than 60 Occupy groups and 30 environmental, food and corporate accountability organizations, and featured prominent voices including Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva, music legend Willie Nelson, actor Woody Harrelson, authors Raj Patel, Anna Lappe, Gary Paul Nabhan, author Michael Ableman and Marion Nestle, among others.

“At this point, we can barely keep up with all the events and blog postings,” said Hillary Lehr, an organizer for Rainforest Action Network, which helped facilitate the day of action. “From mommy bloggers to Occupy groups, we are seeing an enormous spectrum of people respond to Occupy our Food Supply’s call to resist corporate consolidation of our food systems and create socially and environmentally just local solutions. Plain and simple, it is clear that getting big food giants like Cargill and Monsanto out of our food system is an idea whose time has come.”

Across the globe, online and offline, thousands participated in the events. Events included a 40 person seed exchange at the New York Stock Exchange hosted by Occupy Wall Street; the building of a community garden in Oakland hosted by Occupy the Food System Oakland; the ‘stickering’ of genetically modified foods at more than 20 Safeway and Whole Foods grocery stores across the country; more than 100 people in Wayzata, Minn. convening a Cargill call-in day to CEO Greg Page; and an ‘evict Monsanto’ protest is planned for Feb. 29 at the Monsanto offices in Lockhart, Texas.

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